Best new Iranian/Persian Movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Abbas Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, Asghar Farhadi… just a few names to remind how great the cinema of Iran is. We put together a list of Iranian must-see movies below!
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best Iranian/Persian movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Majid Majidi, Jafar Panahi & Asghar Farhadi Iran's biggest directors?

In the 90’s, Iranian cinema was a blossoming industry which gained a lot of international attention. Films by renowned auteurs like Abbas Kiarostami and Majid Majidi became true festival darlings. In 2011, the recognition of the brilliance of Iranian film making culminated with an Oscar for the gripping divorce drama A Seperation. Now let’s take a look at the most interesting Iranian films of the decade so far.

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Anticipated 2017 Iranian/Persian movies to watch

    The Pot and the Oak (Saturday January 21, 2017)

    The Pot and the Oak film poster Director
    Kiarash Anvari
    Mahvash Afsharpanah
    Sadaf Foroughi
    Mahan Khorshidi

    A stylish dramedy about a playwright struggling with his new play about a failing marriage while at the same time his real-life marriage is disintegrating as well. ...Read more

Best Iranian/Persian movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated Iranian/Persian movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    A Separation (Sunday September 4, 2011)

    A Separation film poster Director
    Asghar Farhadi
    Peyman Moaadi
    Leila Hatami
    Sareh Bayat

    A couple faces a tough and grueling choice as they have to choose between a better future for their child by moving to another...Read more

    The Salesman (Saturday May 21, 2016)

    The Salesman film poster Director
    Asghar Farhadi
    Taraneh Alidoosti
    Shahab Hosseini
    Babak Karimi

    Multi-award winning Persian director Ashgar Farhadi returns with the poignant drama 'The Salesman' (Forushande). A young couple is forced to move to a new apartment. They soon find out that the previous tenant was a prostitute, which has a devastating effect on their lives. Won the award for the best script at the Cannes Festival 2016, and rightfully so; rarely have I seen a relationship drama so thrilling and unpredictable. ...Read more

    About Elly (Monday April 27, 2009)

    About Elly film poster Director
    Asghar Farhadi
    Golshifteh Farahani
    Shahab Hosseini
    Taraneh Alidoosti

    A teacher goes absconding during a picnic in the north if Iran and the event riles up a series of misadventures for all the other...Read more

    Under the Shadow (Friday September 30, 2016)

    Under the Shadow film poster Director
    Babak Anvari
    Narges Rashidi
    Avin Manshadi
    Bobby Naderi

    After their house got hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq was, a mother and her young daughter are being haunted by a malicious entity. Not only a truly scary horror flick, but historically informative as well. Everyone interested in modern Iranian history with a soft spot for scary movies: go watch this one!...Read more

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Monday April 20, 2015)

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night film poster Director
    Ana Lily Amirpour
    Sheila Vand
    Arash Marandi
    Marshall Manesh

    First Iranian movie of its kind, a vampire western; A lonesome vampire dwells among the common town people of Bad City and she...Read more

    Melbourne (Friday February 7, 2014)

    Melbourne film poster Director
    Nima Javidi
    Roshanak Gerami
    Mani Haghighi
    Negar Javaherian

    Story depicts a couple, leaving for Melbourne in order to pursue their further education, who get unintentionally involved in a...Read more

    Pardé (Sunday October 20, 2013)

    Pardé film poster Director
    Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
    Kambuzia Partovi
    Maryam Moqadam
    Jafar Panahi

    A screenwriter prefers to live in isolation with his dog, with all the curtains down but his anonymity is perturbed by the...Read more

    Fasle Kargadan (Friday October 26, 2012)

    Fasle Kargadan film poster Director
    Bahman Ghobadi
    Behrouz Vossoughi
    Monica Bellucci
    Yilmaz Erdogan

    After spending thirty years in a prison when a Kurdish-Iranian poet is released, his only objective in life is to find his wife...Read more